By Matt Schumann – “Why open and run a distillery in the heart of the Wisconsin Driftless Region?” you might ask. I did. “Why distill and bottle hand-crafted bourbons and whiskey? That’s what Kentucky is for, right? Well, I got schooled. The Driftless Area has blossomed into a producer and
By Erica Howe – The Driftless area is full of locally owned and run start-ups; from bookstores to restaurants to family farms. This includes, of course, breweries. The Driftless Brewing Company, located in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, is a prime example of the passion the residents of the Driftless area possess.
An Interview with Lynita M Docken – Elmaro Vineyard About Lynita Lynita May Docken, by far the most active and creative woman you will ever meet, wanted a retirement project. Originally one of three women master plumbers (yes, you read that right: PLUMBERS) statewide, Lynita was finishing up her career
By Rick Pedersen – Americans have always had a romantic fascination and attraction to distilled spirits dating back to the days of prohibition. The location of these Speakeasy joints was often secret and hidden. Visions of Al Capone come to mind and packed businesses full of eager customers dancing the
World’s First Pete Gengler is happy that his family and its company, Sno Pac Foods, Inc., got into the organic food business early. Touting itself as the world’s first grower/processor of frozen organic vegetables, Sno Pac, located in Caledonia, Minnesota, is in its third generation of ownership. Pete Gengler’s mother,
By Nolan Arentz – Kombucha … Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. Technically speaking, this simple tasty drink consists of tea, fermentable sugar, a colony of bacteria and yeast working together, and whatever kind of natural flavors one so desires. For ex-Engineer Jake Haneman, and now owner of Bootlegger
We Brew. Everybody Drinks. Repeat.Meet the Brew Crew … Back in 1999, craft beers were revolutionizing America’s beer culture. That same year, Brewmaster Joe Katchever founded Pearl Street Brewery – with only a dream, a 1984 Eagle Wagon, and a trailer packed with brewery equipment driven from Colorado to the
Seeking winter joy? As the drifts build up and the sidewalks ice over, you’ll find the perfect antidote in southern Wisconsin’s Green County. Instead of layers of fleece, the odds are stacked in your favor with layers of cheese. And nothing says “comfort food” better than a dish featuring melty